1959 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH

Year: 1959
Make: Harley-Davidson
Model: Sportster XLH
Retail New: $1,200
Retail Current: $6,600-$11,000
Frame: Tubular cradle
Wheelbase: 1,448mm (57in)
Seat Height:
Front Tire: 3.5in x 18in
Rear Tire: 4.0in x 18in
Front Brakes: 203mm (8in) single-leading-show-drum
Rear Brakes:
Front Suspension: Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension: Twin shock absorbers, adjustable preload
Engine Type: 45-degree V-twin
Engine Displacement: 883cc
Bore x Stroke: 76mm x 97mm
Valve Train:
Valves per Cylinder:
Valve Adjustment:
Compression: 9:1
Carburation: Single Linkert
Ignition: Coil and breaker points
Starting System:
Cooling System:
Dry Weight: 225kg (595lb)
Wet Weight:
Load Capacity:
Fuel Capacity: 16.7ltr (4.4gal)
Average MPG: 40-50
Gallons to Reserve:
Range to Reserve:
Number of Gears: 4
Final Drive:
Charging Output:

Battery: 6v
Power: 40hp @ 5,500rpm
Top Speed: 115mph
RPM @ 60:
Standing 1/4:

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